La Spada nella Rocca
Bellinzona (Ticino canton)
The Medieval Festival "La Spada nella Rocca" takes place every year in the picturesque Alpine setting of the Montebello Castle, in the Swiss city of Bellinzona, featuring a large medieval encampments inside and outside the castle.
The programme of the event includes jousting displays, knight tournaments, various workshops for public, falconry demonstrations, dancing and music performances. In the evenings there are fireshows, various animations and representations of medieval legends. The highlights of the event are reenactment displays related to the Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa and the battle between the Imperial and Milan armies. The citizens of the Medieval Bellinzona honour the Emperor, who makes a stop in the city during his travel to Italy. Special atmosphere is also assured by the medieval banquet with traditional dishes, various street performances and jester shows.
Please contact the Organizers for confirmation and further details.
Info & Contact
Association "La Spada nella Rocca"
Address: Postal Box 1766 - 6500 Bellinzona